Dear Nelson resident, 

I am standing as an independent candidate for the Legislative Council seat of Nelson in the election on 4 May 2019.

We need an effective advocate for our wonderful community. I am a local – a graduate of Hobart College in Mount Nelson and the University of Tasmania. I am fortunate that my Tasmanian education sparked a career that spanned many countries and industries.

Nelson is a diverse electorate with inspiring people, a strong community, a landscape awash with beautiful views and is home to substantial enterprises. Nelson is the prime example of all that we love about Tasmania. Let’s share Tasmania’s benefits and opportunities fairly with all.

Yet, we also have challenges ahead that we can only tackle together. We need a strategic approach to investment in infrastructure and services, a proper solution to the rental crisis, to tackle the cost of living, rebuild our arts sector and resolve our transport and traffic congestion issues. I will be working hard for you by:

+ Pushing for proper resourcing of healthcare, establishing new hospital capacity, and investing in our healthcare professionals.

+ Working to deliver new jobs at all levels - from tech industry and professional roles, to ensuring trades and construction workers have access to new projects. 

+ Investing in our schools and supporting a pay rise for teachers and aides.

+ Fighting for our Tasmanian AFL team and getting sport back into our schools.

+ Backing small business by tackling costs of doing business.

+ Investing in local parks, playgrounds, clubs and facilities.

More information on my projects and policies can be found under the what I stand for tab on this website. With experience as a community advocate, politician and lawyer, I am ready to continue to be your trusted local member. I have held a number of board positions over the years, I established the community based sculpture park GASP!, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (Tas chapter) and supported the establishment of the Choir of High Hopes.

If you place your trust in me, and use your vote to elect me, I will ensure broad consultation on all proposed laws. I will make sure our democratic processes are fair for all. I will hold the government to account and I commit to keeping the decision making honest, open and transparent. I will be a steadying hand at a time when it is most needed, 

It would be a great privilege to represent you in Nelson. Please support me by voting 1 Ogilvie on 4 May 2019.


Madeleine Ogilvie 

Candidate for Nelson
Barrister & Solicitor


Authorised M Ogilvie, 335 Davey Street, South Hobart, Tas 7004